Awhile ago, I pointed out that my husband added a PayPal button, in hopes that some of you might consider my writing worth a few dollars here and there. (I’m a writer so of course I am poor.)
I have since then heard other bloggers refer to their PayPal buttons as tip jars, and I love that. I want to think of it as a tip jar, because as a long-time bartender, tipping is a well-established way to show appreciation in my head.
Anyway, it sounds so much better than begging.
I have always joked that I am a “shameless promotions whore.” If a friend of mine is in a new band, you had better believe that I am telling everyone about it (check out Jonah Foree in Goth Brooks.)
In fact, I have an entire page on this blog just devoted to telling you how great my friends are.
However, I have always been a shameless promotions whore for other people. I don’t have much experience doing it for myself.
I finally understand what all my artist friends were always talking about when they said that it feels like begging to ask anyone to support your art. It does. And now that I am writing a series of kinky romance novels instead of working for actual money, I completely understand where they were at when they lamented “friends” asking to get into shows free or asking for a painting as a “gift” instead of paying.
So I am going to be a shameless promotions whore for myself.
It’s probably about time I did so.
Please buy my book. And if that is too much money for you, then please consider transferring a “tip” to me through Paypal.
The more you support art, the better art there will be in the world. And as we all know, art is one of the most important things we can all support in order to make our society better.
Thanks for listening.